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Bespoke: The Riders' Guide to...
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Neil Stevens; Tom Bromley
 
Since the earliest days of Henri Desgrange and the first Tour de France competitive cycling has developed its own distinct language - a velo vernacular, a peloton patois -...
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The Book of Dissent: Revolutionary...
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Andrew Hsiao
 
Fully updated compendium of revolt and resistance
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Lingo: A Language Spotter's Guide to...
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Gaston Dorren; Jonathan Buckley;...
 
Welcome to Europe as you've never known it before, seen through the peculiarities of its languages and dialects. Combining linguistics and cultural history, Gaston...
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Lost in Translation: An Illustrated...
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Ella Frances Sanders
 
Did you know that the Japanese have a word to express the way sunlight filters through the leaves of trees? Or, that there's a Swedish word that means a traveller's...
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Making a Point: The Pernickety Story...
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David Crystal
 
Behind every punctuation mark lie a thousand stories. The punctuation of English, marked with occasional rationality, is founded on arbitrariness and littered with...
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Is That a Fish in Your Ear?:...
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David Bellos
 
How do we really make ourselves understood to other people? This book shows how, from puns to poetry, news bulletins to the Bible, Asterix to Swedish films, translation is at...
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Gwynne's Latin: The Ultimate...
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N.M. Gwynne
 
Suitable for anyone interested in learning Latin, this title helps you teach more Latin in half an hour than you would learn from years of being taught Latin at school...
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That's Not English: Britishisms,...
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Erin Moore
 
Presenting the variations between British and American vocabulary, this book opens the door to a deeper exploration of historical and cultural differences, and each chapter begins with a single word...
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You Say Potato: The Story of English...
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Ben Crystal; David Crystal
 
An authoritative, entertaining book about our accents, and what they say about us.
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Accidence Will Happen: The...
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Oliver Kamm
 
THE TIMES columnist Oliver Kamm takes on the pedants in this witty, authoritative and sometimes provocative guide to the use and abuse of the English language.
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Shady Characters: Ampersands,...
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Keith Houston
 
Where does the ampersand get its name from? What does the hashtag have to do with commerce in ancient Rome? This book gives answers to these questions. From the pilcrow...
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English for the Natives: Discover the...
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Harry Ritchie
 
A guide to the grammar you already know.
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The Story of English in 100 Words
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David Crystal
 
Featuring Latinate and Celtic words, weasel words and nonce-words, ancient word ('loaf') to advanced ('twittersphere') and spanning the indispensable words that shape our tongue ('and', 'what') to the more fanciful...
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The Disappearing Dictionary: A...
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David Crystal
 
Wherever you go in the English-speaking world, there are linguistic riches from times past awaiting rediscovery. All you have to do is choose a location, find some old...
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Horrible Words: A Guide to the Misuse...
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Rebecca Gowers
 
A guide to the most reviled words in English, masquerading as advice on how and why you might want to use them. It is also a bold manifesto that asserts...
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The Gift of the Gab: How Eloquence Works
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David Crystal
 
A many-faceted exploration of spoken eloquence: how it works, how it has evolved, and how to tap its remarkable power
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